Enid Shomer won the Iowa Short Fiction Award for her first collection of stories, "Imaginary Men", and the Florida Book Awards Gold Medal for her second, "Tourist Season". She is also the author of four books of poetry. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, and many other publications. "The Twelve Rooms of the Nile" (Simon & Schuster, 2012), is her first novel.

"The Twelve Rooms of the Nile" is a fascinating account of the fictional (and intellectually and emotionally intense) meeting in Egypt of a young Florence Nightingale and the French writer Gustave Flaubert. Shomer conducted extensive research about the concurrent Egyptian travels of Nightingale and Flaubert, and she has great insight into the early years of Nightingale's life.

This is an edifying and exciting interview in which the myth and story of Florence Nightingale plays a central role. In 2013, Shomer received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Writing from the Florida Humanities Council. The author lives in Tampa, Florida.

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Susan Strauss RN Ed.D. is an international speaker, trainer and consultant. Her specialty areas include organization development, leadership development, and bullying and harassment. Susan conducts bullying and harassment investigations, works as an expert witness for harassment and bullying lawsuits, and coaches managers and employees that need assistance in stopping their harassing or bullying behavior. She has worked as an RN in the OR, pediatrics, med-surg, psychiatry, and public health. She has also been director of quality improvement, director of education and development, and other leadership roles. She researched physician abuse to RNs in the OR to determine if the abuse varied based on the gender of the nurse.

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Lisa Sams is the owner and founder of Clinical Linkages, Inc, a consultation and training company that assists organizations in achieving their goals for use of evidence-based practice. She has more than thirty years of experience as a clinician, practicing in both clinical and academic settings, practice manager with an NICHD research project, and directing practice for a national association prior to starting her own business. She has authored both textbook chapters and journal articles and presented her work nationally. Her Clinical Work Assessment Blueprint© has been presented at the American College of Health Care Executives Congress, Agency for Health Quality and Research conference, Translating Research into Practice, American Organization of Nurse Executives. Lisa's new emphasis is engaging patients and families in best care through the use of evidence so they can be proactive members of their care team. The first “tool” is a guidebook, "Your Hospital Care: Expect the Best". Internet and mobile applications are on the horizon. Lisa learned first hand that change offers opportunity, with 23 relocations in 29 years of her husband's Air Force career. She enjoys jogging, biking and pilates as well as a good book and experimenting with recipes.

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"I Wasn't Strong Like This When I Started Out: True Stories of Becoming A Nurse", is the latest non-fiction collection of stories published by In Fact Books. We will be discussing the book--and the power of storytelling by nurses--with the editor and several featured authors. Lee Gutkind (editor) is founder and editor of the literary magazine Creative Nonfiction and has written and edited books about baseball, health care, travel, and technology. He is currently Distinguished Writer in Residence at the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes and a professor in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, both at Arizona State University. Pamela Baker received her MFA in creative writing from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, where she currently works as a nurse. Her nonfiction has been published in The Journal, Bayou Magazine, and Cream City Review.Patricia A. Nugent is the author of They Live On: Saying Goodbye to Mom and Dad, a compilation of vignettes portraying the stages of caring for and saying good-bye to a loved one. Her work has been published in national professional journals, and she has received awards (including one bestowed by Susan Sontag) for her creative nonfiction essays.

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